Unlike your grandfather’s golf, today’s golf is all about fitness. Top golf fitness gurus will tell you the golf swing relies upon core strength. Core conditioning is important for golfers since all golfing movements stem from the strength in this area.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult to develop core strength, because so many different muscles and movements are involved. It’s even been challenging to develop routines to increase core strength because we don’t have a good way to measure core strength accurately, so it’s hard to know what’s working and what’s not.
But we have anecdotal evidence that active sitting improves core strength. Almost everyone tells us that it takes them days, sometimes weeks, to develop the ability to sit on our active chairs all day, suggesting that just sitting our our chairs is conditioning their core muscles, hour by hour, day by day.
And lately we’ve been hearing from golfers who spontaneously tell us that our chairs have improved their game. These are to me persuasive reports, because we never suggested that active sitting would improve their game. So these observations, while not a blinded study, are uncontaminated by the placebo effect. We didn’t set out to develop a chair to improve people’s golf game, but, just because you invent something doesn’t mean that you can guess what it will be most useful for.
Our best-selling active chair, the Ariel, engages core musculature while you are seated. Keep reading to learn how our chair has helped golfers drive the ball further down the fairway!